KMEA All-State
56 Band

56A High School Band
Century II Concert Hall
Feb. 23 - 3:00 PM
All Seats - General Admission - $7.00
WichitaTix Box Office

Sarah McKoin
2019 KMEA All-State 56A Band Conductor

Sarah McKoin is the Director of Bands, Professor of Conducting, and Chair of the Conducting area at Texas Tech University. Her responsibilities include Conductor and Musical Director of the TTU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, administrating the graduate program in wind conducting, conducting pedagogy and wind literature, while overseeing all facets of the university band program which includes 5 concert bands, the 400-member Goin’ Band and other athletic bands. Under Dr. McKoin’s direction, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble has performed at the 2018 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, multiple times for the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, and has twice been featured at the College Band Director’s National Association Southwest Conference. Her ensemble has performed world premiere recordings of the wind music of Chen Yi and Narong Prangcharoen, and production is currently underway for a world premiere recording of Avner Dorman’s wind music. Active as a guest conductor and clinician, Dr. McKoin has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She has worked in Canada, Thailand, China, Israel and Taiwan. Prior to her appointment at Texas Tech, Professor McKoin was the Director of Bands at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and held appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia. Additionally, McKoin previously served on the conducting faculty at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina, and has taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Dr. McKoin holds her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin as well as degrees from Wichita State University and Michigan State University. She has served as President of the Southwest Division of the College Band Director's National Association as well as President of the Big 12 Band Director’s Association. She is a member of TMEA, TBA, Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda and holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.


  1. Lauren Miller, Topeka-Washburn Rural
  1. Evelyn Cheung, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  2. Rebecca James, Olathe-Northwest
  3. Jessa Boutte, Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest
  4. Natalie Nitsch, Shawnee Mission-East
  5. Grace Markum, Shawnee Mission-South
  6. Kaeleen Kronawitter, Shawnee Mission-North
  7. Chloe Brown, Derby
  8. Jett Calderon, Wichita-Bishop Carroll
  9. Emma Poort, Topeka-Seaman
  10. Mackenzie Allen, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  11. Laura Bogner, Shawnee Mission-South
  12. Claire Genis, Olathe-North
  13. Alt. 1 - Miranda Holloway, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  14. Alt. 2 - Sarah Gawith, Shawnee-Mill Valley
  1. Hannah Thurlby, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest
  2. Elliott Whisenant, Lawrence-Free State
  3. Madison Nattier, Bel Aire-Northeast Magnet
  4. Krissy Wisdom, Olathe-Northwest
  5. Alt. - Martin Searcy, De Soto
  1. Dylan Yan, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  2. Jay Selzer, Shawnee Mission-South
  3. Sophia Peterson, Valley Center
  4. Isaac White, Lawrence-Free State
  5. Alt. - Emma Ross, Shawnee Mission-South
B-flat Clarinet
  1. Jordan Flemming, Olathe-East
  2. Morgan Dunn, Lawrence-Free State
  3. David Qi, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  4. Josh Zumalt, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  5. Joshua Kennell, Newton
  6. Colby McArthur, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  7. Jeremiah Valenzuela, Olathe-East
  8. Johnathan Woods, Manhattan
  9. Aidan Pierce, Lawrence
  10. Olivia Massey, Olathe-South
  11. Audrey Farrell, Maize
  12. Lauren Valenzuela, Pittsburg
  13. Azaria Au, Wichita-East
  14. Angelika Kline, Shawnee Mission-East
  15. Teresa Mainzer, Wichita-Bishop Carroll
  16. Madeline Cain, Olathe-North
  17. Kristen Dennis, Lansing
  18. Abbey Johnson, Shawnee Mission-West
  19. Annie Gorman, Shawnee Mission-East
  20. Joseph Fortino, Olathe-Northwest
  21. Josh Murdock, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest
  22. Davis Vaughn, Shawnee Mission-East
  23. Taylor Urbanek, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  24. Victoria Castagneto, Leavenworth
  25. Alt. 1 - Jake Haughey, Olathe-Northwest
  26. Alt. 2 - Hayley Nattier, Bel Aire-Northeast Magnet
Bass Clarinet
  1. Daniel Ward, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  2. Trenton May, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  3. Abigail Carter, Pittsburg
  4. Emily Whisenhunt, Lansing
  5. Alt. - Nicolas Camburako, Shawnee Mission-South
Contra Clarinet
  1. Matthew Paulson, Olathe-Northwest
Alto Saxophone
  1. Elizabeth Kim, Manhattan
  2. Hannah Mancini, Junction City
  3. Bryan Paat, Olathe-Northwest
  4. Gentry Gardner, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  5. Alt. - Brittney Bramblett, Pittsburg
Tenor Saxophone
  1. Mason Romero, Olathe-South
  2. Luke Vohs, Shawnee Mission-South
  3. Alt. - Mac McArthur, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
Baritone Saxophone
  1. Ellen Schnacker, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  2. Alt. - Justin Pfeiff, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  1. Evan West, Shawnee Mission-North
  2. Nathan Ponnuru, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  3. Josh Daniels, De Soto
  4. Alex Stinson, Topeka-Washburn Rural
  5. Michael Le, Maize-South
  6. Chris Heard, Kansas City-Wyandotte
  7. Zach Molzer, Olathe-Northwest
  8. Haley Schwartz, Olathe-Northwest
  9. Gustavo Dorado, Liberal
  10. Luke Woodrome, Olathe-Northwest
  11. Quentin Weathers, Topeka
  12. Adam Schmidt, Derby
  13. Oscar Haro, Lawrence-Free State
  14. Ann Barker, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  15. Evelyn Peat, Topeka-Washburn Rural
  16. Alt. 1 - Brianna Calderon, Olathe-South
  17. Alt. 2 - Caleb Johnson, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest
  1. Jeremy Kuehnen, Olathe-South
  2. Marissa Vail, Pittsburg
  3. Branden Kohnle, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  4. Audrey Hartwell, Shawnee Mission-South
  5. Trent Ediger, Lawrence-Free State
  6. Charlie Marshall, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  7. Nicholas Welicky, Goddard-Eisenhower
  8. Eleanor Griffin, Olathe-South
  9. Alt. 1 - Benjamin Caterine, Overland Park-Blue Valley West
  10. Alt. 2 - Cecilia Talley, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  1. Nolan Ralph, Olathe-East
  2. Blake Davis, Maize
  3. Melia Whitney, Olathe-Northwest
  4. Jake Lane, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  5. Corbin Wood, Shawnee Mission-South
  6. Asa Martin, Shawnee Mission-North
  7. Alianna Carlton, Topeka-Washburn Rural
  8. Aaron Reed, Lawrence
  9. Daniel Smith, De Soto
  10. Miles Todd, Olathe-Northwest
  11. Alt. - Will Grice, Overland Park-Blue Valley North
  1. Nathaniel Martin, Olathe-North
  2. Brian Dudley, Manhattan
  3. Jonathan Cauble, Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest
  4. Grant Johnson, Shawnee-Shawnee Mission Northwest
  5. Alt. - Jared Bartlett, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest
  1. Jacob Legg, Shawnee Mission-South
  2. Bryan Johnson, Olathe-South
  3. Flynn Hemenway, Olathe-South
  4. Joseph Madigan, Overland Park-Blue Valley North
  5. Cameron Kotwitz, Olathe-Northwest
  6. Matthew Motley, Overland Park-Blue Valley North
  7. Alt. - Abishai Castaneda, Liberal
String Bass
  1. Leah Wise, Derby
  1. Matthew Greer, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  1. Ben Shaw, Shawnee Mission-South
  2. Ani Ammula, Overland Park-Blue Valley
  3. Abby Reasoner, Lawrence-Free State
  4. Allen To, Great Bend
  1. Isaiah Sterling, Lansing
  2. Jade Harvey, Lawrence-Free State
KMEA In-Service Workshop
February 21-23, 2019
Century II Convention Center
Wichita, KS